Olafur Arnalds Island Songs Expected 28th October Island Songs is a project from award winning composer Ólafur Arnalds, where he travelled to 7 towns across Icelandand collaborated with 7 local artists. Decca CD | LP
Olafur Arnalds Late Night Tales The Icelandic composer's mix will feature noises from Jai Paul, Julianna Barwick, Samaris, James Blake, and more, including an three exclusive tracks from Arnalds (one's a cover of Destiny's Child's "Say My Name"), an exclusive Odesza instrumental, and an exclusive from Arnalds' techno project Kiasmos. David Tennant also contributes a spoken word piece at the end. Late Night Tales CD | LP
Olafur Arnalds / Nils Frahm Trance Frendz Trance Frendz comes from improvisations by the pair of producers / musicians During a session at Durton Studio in Berlin last summer, Nils and Ólafur invited Alexander Schneider and his camera to document it. The recording continued long after the first take, stretching out into the next day until, eventually, several new improvisations had been recorded in 8 hours with no overdubs or edits. The unexpected nature in which these pieces had been created was reminiscent of their first on-stage improvisation many years ago. It became immediately clear how special these songs were. Erased Tapes LP
Olafur Arnalds / Nils Frahm Collaborative Works This double CD collects Olafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm's 3 12" EP collaborations Loon, Stare and Life Story Love And Glory and includes 7 new songs from their Trance Frendz studio film Erased Tapes CD
Olafur Arnalds / Nils Frahm Loon The third collabrative output from Olafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm Containing five synthesiser-led pieces, ‘Loon’ was recorded in autumn 2014 across five days at Nils’s Durton Studio in Berlin, and continues on from the ambient sounds of ‘Stare’ but with the addition of more percussive elements and dub influences. For this new EP the duo wired an Oberheim 4 Voice and a Korg PS3100 to the mixing desk and performed live takes on both instruments. With all four hands on its pots, all mixes were recorded straight onto 2-track ½-inch tape. Erased Tapes 12"
Olafur Arnalds / Nils Frahm Life Story / Love and Glory 7" in heavy brown-card (crafted by Torsten Posselt at FELD, Berlin) featuring Life Story and Love and Glory by Olafur Arnalds and Nils FrahmErased Tapes artists and friends Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm have separately carved out a musical career that defies genres both with their unique live shows and a loyal fan base that’s always eager to hear what their prolific output will bring. Their latest collaborative 2-track release ‘Life Story Love and Glory’ is a live improv affair on two pianos, recorded in 2012 at Nils’s Durton Studio in Berlin. Fans may wonder why they have waited until 2015 to release these tracks, but having revealed a new website www.arnaldsfrahm.com you may think this may not be the end to their musical story this year. “We would meet in Reykjavik or Berlin with the intention to share some days off work, hiking, swimming or eating pizza. That is great for a couple days, but after a while we would always end up back in the studio, fiddling with synths or pianos.” – Nils Frahm “You can hear in the beginning of ‘Life Story’ how I have already started playing the piano whilst Nils is still moving microphones around and preparing everything. It was all kept in!“ – Ólafur Arnalds Erased Tapes 7"
Olafur Arnalds / Nils Frahm Stare 12" reissue of Stare by Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm originally released as limited 10" on Record Store Day 2012 The ambient/electronic work ‘Stare’ is a true family effort with long-time collaborator Anne Müller joining in on cello and all graphics created by close label-friend and designer Torsten Posselt of FELD Studios. Erased Tapes 12"
Olafur Arnalds Broadchurch OST The best bits from series 1 & 2 of the BAFTA award winning soundtrack to Broadchurch by Icelandic composer Olafur Arnalds Mercury Classics LP
Olafur Arnalds For Now I Am Winter Expected 4th March New Album from Icelandic composer and multi-instrumentalist Ólafur Arnalds. "Too classical to be pop music and too fashionable to fit into classical music" Building and expanding on his previous more minimalist work, Arnalds’ new album is his first to involve a full orchestra (coarranged by Nico Muhly) and a vocalist (Agent Fresco lead singer Arnór Dan) on selected tracks, making it his most broadly appealing work to date. Decca CD Out of Stock